Cabin in the woods part 1

Here are a TON of pictures from our vacation that was allll the way back in May.  We stayed at an off-the-grid (run by nothing but a couple of solar panels, no interenet, no phone, no tv…Heaven!) cabin in the middle of nowhere in Roosevelt National Forest.  So here’s how a family of 8 vacations! Enjoy.

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How sweet are Jack and Stella by the fire?!

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An elk visiting for breakfast.

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Yes, I bathed my baby in the kitchen sink!  One shower with 8 people, so I had to make do.

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Jason became our bearded mountain man.  It was super cold, so we had to keep the fire going all week.  Pa Ingalls would have been proud!

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The kids spent hours by the creek in front of the cabin.  They spent the time rock hunting, rock tossing, and building forts.

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This is a completely working outhouse.  Last school year, the kids learned that outhouses in Colonial Williamsburg were called necessaries. Max kept running to this outhouse saying, “I need the necessary!”

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This fog was carrying some huge snow clouds behind it.

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When it was too cold and snowy to be outside, the kids spent time drawing or writing comics.  Here is Matthew explaining to Matilda the robot he wants her to draw.

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This is Matilda’s robot creation.

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A hill rose up behind the cabin.  This is the “mountain” Liam told everyone he almost reached the peak of.

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Vacation reading: The Road, Pioneer Girl, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  Reading The Road in the middle of nowhere with pitch black nights was not a good idea.  I was kinda scared!

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Jack creating a comic.

More pictures to come…